ORGAN India has signed an MoU with Deputy Commissioner, Shri Mukesh Ahuja, District Panchkula to carry out activities on Organ Donation and Transplant in the District as a part of the CMGGA Program of the Haryana Government. We are very thankful to him and the entire team for this incredible opportunity. The first major event this year under the collaboration was held last week.
ORGAN India & District Administration Panchkula in association with ROTTO PGIMER Chandigarh
Organized a Training & Sensitization Session on Organ Donation and Transplantation on Monday, 15th February 2021 at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Mini Secretariat, Conference Hall, First Floor, Sector 1, Panchkula.
The session was opened by the Deputy Commissioner District Panchkula, Shri Mukesh Ahuja who spoke on the need for collaboration between all public and private sector hospitals to promote organ donation and transplantation. He also spoke of the need for NGOs to be involved in the program. The program was led by Panchkula’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Jasjeet Kaur, Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr. Saroj Aggarwal and Dr. Girdharilal Singhal, Nodal Officer, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Program, Haryana.
The training was led by Dr. Vipin Koushal, Nodal Officer, ROTTO PGIMER Chandigarh, Dr. Ashish Sharma Head Dept. of Renal Transplant Surgery PGIMER, Dr. Navdeep Bansal Transplant Coordinator PGIMER, Dr. Pranay Mahajan Dept. of Hospital Admin., PGIMER Chandigarh. It was held for all private and public sector hospitals in District Panchkula to be able to understand the legal framework of the process of organ donation, brain-death certification and regulatory policies that need to be followed, transplant coordinators role and bottlenecks in the way of successful donations.
Ms. Sunayana Singh, CEO ORGAN India spoke briefly on the ORGAN India’s work in the District which includes holding more such training sessions with the District Administration, CMEs for Hospitals and Sensitizations sessions for their staff, dissemination of IEC material in the District, Radio Shows in the District and outreach to schools, colleges, and other institutions.
Dr. Suveer Saxena, PMO Sector 6, Civil Hospital Panchkula, DMO Civil Hospital Panchkula Dr. Payal, CMGGA Panchkula Twinkle Malhan, and representatives from several private and public sector hospitals such as Paras, Command Hospital, Paras hospital, Ojas hospital, Alchemist hospital attended the event.
Many thanks to Dr. Jasjit Kaur and Dr. Saroj Aggarwal and CMGGA Twinkle Malhan for the success of this wonderfully planned event.